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Veterinary Surgical Pathology - Histopathology (Biopsy)
With more than 50 years of combined veterinary anatomic pathology experience, Drs. McGill and Gardiner (along with other pathologists who have since joined the team) are anatomic pathologists board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathology. We review biopsies from all species (except humans!), including diagnostic and research samples. This is the core of our practice.
Veterinary surgical pathology services are broken out by the number of sites/lesions that are submitted.
Examples of a single site or lesion are: a single lipoma, single cutaneous neoplasm or mass, and a single amputated digit.
Examples of multiple sites or lesion submissions: three separate skin masses; an entire mammary chain with more than one mass, a piece of liver, lymph node and intestine from an abdominal exploratory surgery, a Tru-cut or punch biopsy of several different masses or organs.
Complex specimens such as mandibulectomies, maxillectomies, whole spleens or other whole organs. entire organ lobes, or tissues containing bone can incur additional charges due to the complex nature of appropriate tissue dissection and processing.
If you have any questions regarding these policies please contact the laboratory for clarification.